A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:53:04 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020013007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020013007. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 09:53:04 / January 13, 2020 @ 9:53 am. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.88° West, 17.885° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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